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A Texas pipeline company that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coast last year was indicted on dozens of criminal charges in the disaster that closed popular beaches and killed sea lions and birds, prosecutors said Tuesday.
by Brian Melley, Associated Press
5.24.2016
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Tear gas briefly choked a Left Bank neighborhood and truckers blocked highways in Provence and Normandy in new tensions over a French labor bill Tuesday - but the president insisted that he won't abandon the contested reform.
by Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
5.24.2016
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U.S. industrial production in April posted the biggest increase since November 2014 as utility output surged, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
5.24.2016
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For Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over.
by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer
5.24.2016
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An abandoned rock quarry near a runway at Nashville International Airport was thought to be such a liability that authorities considered filling it in a decade ago. Now, the water-filled pit is enabling the airport to save $430,000 a year.
by Travis Loller, Associated Press
5.24.2016
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A new cyberattack has been made against an unnamed bank, part of a coordinated campaign that follows February's theft of $101 million from the Bangladesh central bank, the international money transfer supervisor Swift said Friday.
by The Associated Press
5.17.2016
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When President Barack Obama tours Hiroshima's haunting relics of nuclear warfare, he will be making a trip that past administrations weighed and avoided. For good reason: The hollowed core of the city's A-Bomb Dome and old photos of charred children are...
by Bradley Klapper and Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press
5.17.2016
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Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people prematurely each year and "wreaking havoc on human health," the World Health...
by The Associated Press
5.17.2016
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Top Senate negotiators announced agreement Thursday on a $1.1 billion emergency funding measure to battle the Zika virus. That's less than President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request, which has upset some senior Democrats.
by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
5.17.2016
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When an influential anti-counterfeiting group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to join its ranks in April, the group said it was a collaborative move that would help stem the sale of fake goods for top companies such as Apple, Nike and Procter...
by Erika Kinetz and Desmond Butler, Associated Press
5.17.2016
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Brazil's new interim president, Michel Temer, held his first official Cabinet meeting on Friday after vowing the new team would try to rescue the country's plunging economy at a moment of profound political confrontation.
by Jenny Barchfield and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press
5.17.2016
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A massive, raging wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again - taking it far from the devastated oil sands city of Fort McMurray.
by The Associated Press
5.10.2016
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Its capital has been duly spruced up, the masses prepped for their rallies and leader Kim Jong Un appears to be set to take center stage Friday when North Korea pulls back the curtain on what promises to be the country's biggest political show in years,...
by Eric Talmadge, Associated Press
5.10.2016
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A Flint municipal official struck a deal with prosecutors Wednesday, pledging cooperation in exchange for reduced charges as authorities continue investigating lead contamination of the impoverished Michigan city's drinking water supply.
by David Eggert and John Flesher, Associated Press
5.10.2016
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The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy
by Maria Danilova, Associated Press
5.10.2016
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The estimated cost of a massive gas well blowout that spewed methane uncontrollably for nearly four months and uprooted 8,000 Los Angeles families has more than doubled to $665 million, Sempra Energy announced Wednesday.
by Brian Melley, Associated Press
5.10.2016
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Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what is already the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday.
by Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy, AP Auto Writer
5.10.2016
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Lawmakers accused Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors during a hearing Wednesday scrutinizing the embattled drugmaker's pricing tactics.
by Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
5.3.2016
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President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing...
by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
5.3.2016
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Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.
by John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer
5.3.2016
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After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because...
by Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press
5.3.2016
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North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.
by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press
5.3.2016
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Volkswagen's CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker's emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests.
by David McHugh, AP Business Writer
5.3.2016
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The FBI is facing an increasing struggle to access readable information and evidence from digital devices because of default encryption, a senior FBI official told members of Congress at a hearing Tuesday.
by Eric Tucker, Associated Press
4.26.2016
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It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an...
by Stephen Braun, Associated Press
4.26.2016
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As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule.
by Karl Ritter and Carl Anna, Associated Press
4.26.2016
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The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment to its own products.
by Raf Casert, Associated Press
4.26.2016
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An agreement will give owners of hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, a judge said Thursday.
by Sudhin Thanawala and Tom Krisher, Associated Press
4.26.2016
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SunEdison, a one-time star in the alternative energy field, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday after years of rapid-fire acquisitions left the solar company in a desperate cash situation.
by The Associated Press
4.26.2016
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The U.S. and India have reached a preliminary agreement that will make it easier for the two countries' militaries to work together in disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.
by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
4.19.2016
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At least two people were killed and 45 injured by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake that knocked down houses and buckled roads in southern Japan on Thursday night.
by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
4.19.2016
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The Environmental Protection Agency's top water regulator said Wednesday that officials are working urgently to strengthen a federal rule limiting lead and copper in drinking water - a key focus in the ongoing lead-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.
by Matthew Daly, Associated Press
4.19.2016
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The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
by Josh Boak and Emily Swanson, Associated Press
4.19.2016
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Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual's knowledge.
by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer
4.19.2016
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The president of the World Bank on Thursday lamented the weak state of the global economy and warned that the kind of tax evasion exposed in the Panama Papers investigation is fueling poverty around the world.
by Martin Crutsinger and Maria Danilova, Associated Press
4.19.2016
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FBI Director James Comey says discussions are continuing about whether to share detail with Apple about how the bureau hacked an iPhone in a terrorism investigation.
by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
4.12.2016
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Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
4.12.2016
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Aid groups have warned that South Sudan is running out of medicine and facing its largest hunger crisis.
by The Associated Press
4.12.2016
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A European Union official threatened Thursday to sanction Panama and other nations if they don't cooperate fully to fight money laundering and tax evasion, after a leak of data showed the small country remains a key destination for people who want to...
by Frank Jordans and Raf Casert, Associated Press
4.12.2016
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MedStar Health Inc. said Wednesday that hackers who seriously disrupted its operations and held some data hostage did not exploit software vulnerabilities that were the subjects of warnings in 2007 and 2010 to break into its corporate network.
by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
4.12.2016
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